What is the best way to locate the North Star?

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  1. branchd77

    branchd77 Administrator Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    What is the best way to locate the North Star?
  2. Jason

    Jason Active Member

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    I'm no astronomer but the best way for me to locate direction is to put the rising sun on my right then north is in front of me.
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  3. Gene

    Gene Moderator

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    Find the Big Dipper then the two stars that make the edge of the cup will point to Polaris, the North Star, which is also the end star of the handle of the Little Dipper.
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  4. Arkane

    Arkane Master Survivalist

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    I have not seen the north star for 50 years and probably never will see it again!

    Then again I can see the southern cross pointing south!:):D
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